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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; AIDS; AIDS & HIV; AIDS - Neurological Complications; AIDS/HIV; HIV; HIV and AIDS; HI... 

 

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system. AIDS begins when a person with HIV infection has a CD4 cell count below 200. (CD4 is also called "T-cell", a type of immune cell.) AIDS is also defined by numerous opportunistic infections and cancers that occur in the presence of HIV infection. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS. The virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body vulner...

The two major forms of vitamin B6 are pyridoxine and pyridoxamine. In the liver they are converted to pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) which is a cofactor in many reactions of amino acid metabolism. PLP also is necessary for the enzymatic reaction governing the release of glucose from glycogen.


Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome as related to Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)